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'98 Ranger 5.0 Swap


kirbo7106

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New Port Richey, Florida
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
235/75/15
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Do what you can, Where you are, With what you have-Eleanor Roosevelt
Greetings!
My neighbor is selling me a 2001 Explorer, 2wd with a 5.0, at junkyard price. A friend bought a 1998 Ranger just for the 2.5 motor. He's giving me a good deal on the rest of the Ranger. I always wanted a 2wd Ranger with a 5.0! This is going to be a daily driver, so nothing too over the top. Any tips will be most appreciated!
 


55trucker

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1998
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Ford
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3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Automatic
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2WD
Total Lift
-
Total Drop
mild
See this article on what Jim Brown did some 7 years ago.....if memory serves he had a thread on the entire rebuild somewhere on this forum, I do not remember where it is.

 

Blmpkn

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4WD
Total Lift
2.5"
Tire Size
285/75/18
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I don't think you have to worry about it being over the top, that 5.0 is outdone in regards to power by modern 4 cylinders lol.
 

CavVet2

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I don't think you have to worry about it being over the top, that 5.0 is outdone in regards to power by modern 4 cylinders lol.
They lack the unbeatable V8 exhaust sound however.
 

Rangeritus

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I need to do a 302 swap into my 01 ranger as well. You have the perfect doner explorer, for me anyway, lol. Do you have emissions tests there or just safety?
 

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